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work on come milestone i piling our part the commissions part of the departments unanimous report. >> great, thank you commissioner. >> welcome public. >> questions or comments. >> you can come because now we regularly oh, i don't know if it's such a problem when we're did you observe one person but when we provided when everyone came in we'll treat the meeting as a full commission meeting so if you want to come let emerging know. >> my policy is noticed such that the public has advanced notice that the quorum is exceeded that the meeting is
treated as a committee as a whole unless within the realm of what brown act provides for that makes the deputy city attorney tom owen happy we're compiling all right. public comment on the policy committee reports seeing none, monique hear item 13. >> the support in the leading communication a report outlining (inaudible) activities of the last meetings and there's not report not included if you have questions (inaudible). >> very succinct colleagues. >> i'm loving this no questions. >> thank you moomg questions on commission secretaries written report seeing none, public comment is closed item 14 please.
>> announcements colleagues. >> colleagues. >> do you want to talk about the hearing at the board of supervisors with the port resolution since it came to here i was thinking either 14 or 15 we could do that and make that dramatic it's to the 13 that makes it lucky arrest all right. public comment on announcements? seeing none, can we hear item 15. >> (inaudible). >> it's pretty exist actually, it's been fun the director and myself around the issue of taking steps to be the first city in the country to make it a prohibited practice to export
dirty fossil fuel materials that pollute community and contributed to climate change those are coal and petroleum coke a cool alternative and crude oil and our commissioners and our commissioner wald of the policy committee remember when we had the conversation there was talk about a new facility and pier 96 that the peer is looking to build a cargo terminal and it was praised from the sierra club and the grant institute asked the skew is this a facility that can one day have the materials they need someplace to go to port thanks to the ports leadership the port has said no to coal and started a policy committee and excited
to share yesterday's at the board of supervisors the conversation has elevated to establishing san francisco and really this particular site this new facility at pier 96 at health department can be potentially with a little bit more work that director reaping he will will lay out we're poised to be thanks to a hearing by supervisor malia cohen a resolution that passed sponsoring from supervisor avalos and supervisor wiener yesterday supported the port and sf environment to make pier 96 the first facility in the country that makes export of those dirty polluting follows i will fuel make export of those materials prohibited at those facilities that is amazing and
you'll in motion as of yesterday i don't have anything to add except yeah. (clapping) i have to compliment the port this wasn't their idea necessarily and it came from you the commissioner on the environment and some of the mechanics on the public works allowed them to pit together bid language and lease language and operations language we hope about not only lock the citizens of san francisco but sever as a model for other ports up and down the west coast it started here and stampeded the right kinds of conversations that needed to happen.
>> thank you to our deputy city attorney tom owen the sunshinef announcement comments principles on item 15 seeing none, public comment is closed we're going close everybody all right. colleagues future business items >> commissioner stephenson i have maybe two one in thinking about the zero waste our talking about the mayors mentioned meeting next year and maybe being a stage to show case this program that will be interesting to later than by a b.a. about above and beyond where we're making the mistakes things can be recycleed but interesting to
hear about it exemplifies things that need this have solutions that are greater than city policies before we move to set the zero number. >> then i'm wondering if we should hear about the natural air program. >> that's good to so zero activate specifically a conversation around the items if there's nothing we can do that is a big chunk of the percent and a the national areas. >> i'd like to just reaffirm that i'm hopeful we will have another joint meeting that the utilities commission which prey they promised as you and now we won't have to wait year and years and that's a great idea an
phenomenal idea even in conversations with mta chair of the board of supervisors tom nolan and i have had xhifgdz and hesitate expressions interest in the sfmta and the commission meeting around sustainable transportation maybe the focus on the transportation can do you think. >> yeah. and i'm sorry, i he was shuttling papers one of the community members dropped off a note asking us agenda lists things around trees and subject matter that was raised in the general public comment around trees specifically, i know you've done a lot of work around
that subject commissioner wald along those lines a community member dropped off a nice note with a picture that's the note about cups of recycling so i do have it right here its very nice that yeah. from robin share i can see that at home and she's asking for us to talk about trees in san francisco forests the increased flame ability of then forests the health of sue electro trees and the climate in the difficulty of creating the static. >> we have an urban forestry program so the department has quite a bit of interest in trees and pesticides use
other topics colleagues scomploing all right. members of the public want to suggest topics for future agenda we have a team the sf team you guys are a troopers yes, no any public comment on that item? is closed we're on our last item. >> the commission on matters within the commissioners jurisdiction. >> public comment on any topic whatsoever not on today's jurisdiction. >> within 0 our jurisdiction not euastronomy my or bad admit 10 seeing none, public comment is closed. >> thank you, thank you everyone
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compassion and we have a civic duty to be involved and people are stepping forward if in huge way. it's about san francisco and it's inspired by miles and about every child who has a severe >> here. ld who has a severe director lee? >> present. >> [speaker not understood]? ramos present. director rubke? rubke present. directors please be advised directors brinkman and malcolm are absent in today's meeting however you do have a quorum. item 3 announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting. please be advised the ripping big of and cell phones pager and similar sound producing electronic device are prohibited at the meeting. any person responsible for one going off may be asked to leave the room. please be advised that cell phones set on vibrate do cause
microphone interference so the board respectfully be requests they be placed in the off position. item 4, approval of the minutes of september 16 regular meeting a. he there is a motion. >> motion to approve. >> second. >> second, okay, all in favor say aye >> aye. >> so order, thank you. >> item 5, communications directors, i have none for you today. item 6 introduction of new or unfinished business by board members. >> board? [speaker not understood] i'm happy to he see the new meter ha been installed all over town, especially where i park. when i'm not on the bus, that is. very seldom. [laughter] >> okay, the director reiskin. >> item 7, director's report. >> thank you. mr. chair, members of the board, members of the staff and public. we're going to start off today with some special recognition awards and first i want to ask our real estate manager christin mcgary to come forward to recognize ken yee. >> good afternoon, [speaker not understood]. >> good afternoon, chair nolan and board members.
i'm christin mcgary senior manager of san sfmta. [speaker not understood]. for the finance division's real estate section. ken's management and problem solving skills, computer and multi-lingual communication talents and his california real estate broker's license have been put to good use at the mta on several major projects, including managing the tenant improvements of facilities and moves to and within 1 south van ness, 14 55 market street for the transportation market management center, 1508 ban croft avenue, 15 28 to 38 yosemite avenue, and 26 50 bayshore boulevard in daly city
for the sustainable streets shops and toed vehicle. acting as a key member of the central subway project real estate team to acquire the right-of-way for tunnels and stations plus successfully locating 11 commercial tenants in 19 residential households with 57 residents from the chinatown station into new locations to work and live. and participating as a member of the mta's real estate and facilities vision for the 21st century report and the addendum team. to rebuild, renew, and expand our facilities for the agency to meet the needs of the city's growing population and demand for more transit and transportation services. congratulations to ken for his 29 years of service to the mta and the city and best wishes to ken on his retirement and his next endeavors. ken? (applause)
>> on behalf of the board of directors to our agency and all the people of the city, congratulations on your outstanding service for almost 30 years. job well done. we're very grateful to you. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, and good afternoon chairman nolan and honorable directors of our board. my name is again ken yee and i'm honored here to be receiving this award. as a matter of fact, that's my third award from the board. so, the first one was on the resource conservation, the second one was for the central subway relocation project. and i'm here to thank my manager christin mcgary, our cfo [speaker not understood], and our director of transportation ed reiskin, giving me this opportunity to work with a wonderful real
estate team. and i am also would like to thank all the dedicated hard working and professional staff within the mta family whom i have worked with, and thank you for the assistance that they have provided me. and special thanks also goes to our wonderful legal team from the city attorney's office. my pleasure to be here and it's a wonderful experience working for the mta. thank you very much. >> thank you, sir. (applause) >> you can tell with 29-1/2 years under his belt he started working here when he was about four. [laughter] >> [speaker not understood]. i think we're all jealous. next i want to ask john haley, our transit director to come
forward to recognize rigo hernandez, one of our mechanics who is bringing some modern maintenance practice to one of our historic systems. john? >> good afternoon, mr. haley. >> mr. chairman, board, ed. it's my pleasure to introduce mr. rigo hernandez who is in charge of the facilities at cable car. the weekend like this, with fleet week coming up, will emphasize the importance of cable car not only to us as the agency, but to the city and to the region. and first of all, be accurate to say in the last 18 months under his leadership we have put in maintenance programs, preventive maintenance programs, run them on a schedule, posted them in the division so that i'm pleased to
say the infrastructure and there is some 5,000, no exaggeration, moving parts, to support cable running underground through the city are in great shape because of rigo's leadership and emphasis on that. but also in many places, of course not here, but two of the biggest societal problems are depression and tension. so, part of rigo's healing powers is to make sure that the cable travels through the system at just the right tension and depression, there's some 35 depression beams throughout the system. so, in addition to being a well trained first class manager, leader and mechanic, he's also a healer of sorts. so, it is my pleasure to recognize rigo hernandez for his work. rigo, please. (applause)
>> on behalf of the board, the agency, thank you for your terrific work and it is a very interesting psychological lesson we got there, john. maybe some day i'll get a little help. [laughter] >> congratulations and thank you for outstanding work. i'd love to hear from you. >> thank you very much. like mr. haley said, i've been superintendent for the cable car maintenance. it's a challenge, yes, but it's exciting to see the tourist riding the cable cars up and down. they ask me if i get paid for it. i say, yeah, i do. [laughter] >> they envy me, yes, but it's hard not to get excited, you know, in the morning going down on high street, cable car, first cable car. just checking the lines. it's an amazing job that i have.
i'd like to thank management for the support. also i'd like to thank my crews. without them i couldn't do anything. so, it's a team effort and it's an ongoing effort. it's 7 days a week and 24 hours. so, thank you. (applause) >> if i may, i'm sorry, one more thing. i just wanted to introduce the board to our new senior manager at cable car, carl bean, who arrived two weekends ago. >> welcome. glad you're here. >> welcome. >> thank you. >> director reiskin? >> thank you. the last part of our recognition stems from something that we've been talking about for a few years now and that's really bringing in the culture of safety to the agency. and part of doing so is recognizing the bus safety
performance we have in the agency. and to that end we've established two different recognition programs or really competitions. one of them goes to the operating division at muni that has the best muni safety performance in term of the least preventable collisions. the second is one that goes to the best division within the mta in terms of work safety performance. so, i'm going to ask gerald williams, our industrial safety manager, to present this quarter's award. >> good afternoon, mr. williams. >> good afternoon. good afternoon, mr. chairman nolan, director reiskin, board member. we'll be presenting an award this afternoon to the proof of payment for the second quarter april to june calendar year. proof of payment distinguishes themselves during this time frame with a 50% decrease in
injuries, a 100% safety training compliance. their efforts, the management efforts to coaching employees through exposures on the job daily, and team response, management's response to employee incidents. accepting the award will be p-o-p manager cathy passad. yea! (applause) [laughter] >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon, member of the board, chairman nolan, direct r reiskin. i'm nervous again, sorry. okay. i accept this safety recognition award on behalf of the entire proof of payment unit. you guys stand up. (applause) >> i also say thank you to sfmta for having this trophy as a symbol for recognizing
individual departments quarterly for their concerted efforts to combat injuries. most of which are preventable. we couldn't have done this without the assistance of our supervisors which are the 8121 supervisors. diligently reading the weekly pay day safety notes or conducting our march madness training, we had track safety, conflict resolution, we had a verbal jude owe training. we had terrorist training, credit cpr training and dee-escalation training to name a few. i am personally work with napoleon ~ he's a safety analyst [speaker not understood] to modify existing training by adding additional safety training in the unit. it is not my job or not my responsibility to report t. just imagine if we all did our parts and reported it, how many injuries -- less injuries we'd have. so, today we must all take a stand to do our part to make safety our number one priority because the house divided cannot stand. and that's abraham lincoln.
[laughter] (applause) >> take a moment to thank proof of payment officers for all your hard work and often challenging, very difficult work, but very important to the city and the agency. so, thank you very much for that. (applause) >> thank you. keeping in line of safety recognition, just wanted to let you know that we did hold our annual safe driver award ceremony last sunday at the golden gate club in the presidio. we were honoring the nearly 170 union operators that have 15 years or more of safe driving, that is a.m. driving without a preventable collision. i want to thank director lee who was there to present a proclamation from the mayor and also to recognize those with 35 or more years of safe driving. i think we had five of those, two of them had 40 or more years. also want to thank director
ramos for attending -- its was a very good event. the more we can do to recognize good safety performance [speaker not understood] from all employees, the safer our agency will be. it was a great event. we'll do it next we're. we're probably going to change it up a little bit, but hope to see everybody there next year. next thing i wanted to mention, the national association of city transportation officials of which i am currently president, it's an association of folks from the largest city in the country really trying to focus on how to improve street design and urban mobility in our cities. i think we found that there's a lot we have in common in our different cities and an organization bringing best practices to bear in term of how to improve transportation in cities. the organization whose acronym is nacto is holding its annual
conference here in san francisco. 3 it' called designing cities conference and it will be here october 22nd through the 25th. it's going to be taking place down at the park 55 hotel. it will have really the best minds of urban transportation from across the country. city transportation folks, other academic and professional consultants, really the best in the country will be converging on san francisco. so, it's pretty exciting. themes will include reimagining rights-of-way, he economic benefits of sustainable streets ~, bike and car sharing, pedestrian and bike safety, strategies to create public space using low cost temporary materials. a lot of things we're doing some of here, some of which we've learned through other cities, some of which we've been at the lead of, but this will really be an opportunity for us to all share best practiceses and continue to learn from each other. it will be kind of a compilation of break out sessions, workshops that are active forums,